Frank A Selden’s Guides

Frank A Selden

Bellevue Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Domestic Partnerships (General Overview)

    Written by attorney Frank Selden, about 2 years ago. STAFF PICK

    What is a Domestic Partnership? A domestic partnership is a legal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life but are not married. A domestic partnership is almost equivalent to marriage.

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  2. Same-Sex Adoptions * General Overview

    Written by attorney Frank Selden, over 4 years ago. STAFF PICK

    First question... Is whether adoption is right for you. Here is where the choices begin when considering the best way to go about adding to your family. * Know the adoption options for a gay fami

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  3. Elder law: Living trusts

    Written by attorney Frank Selden, over 4 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Defining a Living Trust A living trust is an arrangement you make for management and distribution of your property. Since like a will, a living trust is "revocable," meaning that you can modify or el

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  4. Guardianship: Overview of laws

    Written by attorney Frank Selden, over 4 years ago. STAFF PICK

    What Guardianship IS Guardianship is a legal arrangement where someone can handle the affairs of another. The "guardian" is entrusted with the care and custody of the "ward," and this usually include

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  5. Take Control of Your Retirement Assets

    Written by attorney Frank Selden, about 6 years ago. STAFF PICK

    Understand the Different Approaches There are three very different types of accounts offered as self-directed IRAs. One is typically offered by a major bank or brokerage company. These accounts provi

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  6. Reducing Federal Estate Taxes

    Written by attorney Frank Selden, over 4 years ago.

    What Is or Is Not Subject to Estate Tax The Estate Tax includes, for example, what you own and also what is transferred as a result of your passing even if the assets are not subject to probate (Gros

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  7. Revoking a Will - General Jurisdiction

    Written by attorney Frank Selden, over 4 years ago.

    Why should I revoke my will? You should review and change your will on a regular basis in order to keep it current. Many people these days make wills, but not all of them realize that it needs to be

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  8. Challenging a Will - General Jurisdiction

    Written by attorney Frank Selden, over 4 years ago.

    In the Right COURT To file and win a will challenge you need to be a proper claimant in the right court within the time allowed by State statute. Will challenges usually need to be brought in probate

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  9. Washington Estate Planning - Will Requirements

    Written by attorney Frank Selden, almost 6 years ago.

    Oral Wills Washington recognizes oral, or nuncupative, wills to a limited extent. Members of the armed services may make oral wills to dispose of personalty. Anyone else may use an oral will to dispo

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  10. Washington Estate PLanning - Using Intestacy Rules as your Will

    Written by attorney Frank Selden, almost 6 years ago.

    Intestacy - The State already has a will for you on the books One of the common questions asked estate attorneys is "Do I need a will?" My typical response is "You already have one. The question is d

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